PicoSure before and after results

Case Study: Treating Melasma

Blog, Skin Treatments

What treatment plan for Melasma?

The treatment plan for Melasma was 3 PicoSure treatments, with 6-week intervals. Obagi treatments prescribed with the in-house Doctor.

How do the PicoSure and Obagi treatments work?

During PicoSure treatment the laser light is targeted at the area of unwanted pigmentation. The laser then fires in ultrashort (picosecond – one trillionth of a second) pulses. These pulses actually shatter the melanin in your skin into very minute particles which the body then eliminates using its natural processes.

The Obagi Nu-derm system is a complete skin care system specially formulated for normal to dry skin to help correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots and melasma, and transform the appearance of aging skin. Available on prescription only. The Hydroqunoine ingredient helps to stop overproducing melanin. The percentage of Tretinoin will be prescribed depending on each individual case.

Clients feedback:
You can view the client’s full review and results on her treatment below.

What aftercare was recommended?

It is recommended that over the next few days that heat is avoided as well as exercise. The area should not have any friction for several weeks, post treatment. Therefore do not scrub or exfoliate the area. If you notice any darker skin peeling/falling off in the area treated, don’t worry it is a good thing as the melasma from the old affected skin is being removed.

Any more Melasma treatments required?

This client was advised to have 1 maintenance melasma treatment a year whilst following the Obagi Nu-derm System regime daily.

Total Pigmentation and Melasma Removal treatment cost, 3 treatments of PicoSure £1000 and Obagi Nu-Derm system, £550.

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